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Palgrave Macmillan

The Government and Politics of the European Union

Seventh Edition

Edition 7th edition
ISBN 9780230366114
Publication Date July 2010
Formats Ebook (PDF) Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series The European Union Series

A systematically updated and entirely redesigned new edition of the leading text on the European Union.  The seventh edition is packed with new features, accompanied by an all-new companion website and includes new chapters on member state relations and interest representation. 

NEILL NUGENT is Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Honorary Professor, University of Salford, UK.

Introduction
PART 1: THE HISTORICAL EVOLUTION
The Transformation of Western Europe
The Creation of the European Community
The Deepening of the Integration Process
The Widening of the Integration Process
PART 2: THE EVOLVING TREATY FRAMEWORK
From Rome to Nice
The Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties
Treaties and the Integration Process
PART 3: THE INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICAL ACTORS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
The Commission
The Council of Ministers
The European Council
The European Parliament
European Union Law and the EU's Courts
Other Institutions
Interests
The Member States
PART 4: POLICIES AND POLICY PROCESSES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Understanding EU Policies
Policy Processes
Making and Applying Legislation
Internal Policies
Agricultural Policy and Policy Processes
External Policies
The Budget
PART 5: STEPPING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD
Conceptualising and Theorising
Conclusion: Present Realities and Future Prospects
Chronology
Guide to Further Reading
Bibliography and References

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Reviews of previous editions:
'Neill Nugent has once again supplied us with a definitive textbook on the institutions and politics of the European Union. However it is much more than this. It is an essential reference book for both the academic and practitioner... [and] a masterful effort at explaining the inexplicable and at making the opaque transparent.' - Political Studies
'The book is well organized, well researched, and clearly written. It answers almost every factual question that the undergraduate is likely to ask about the existing organizational structure of the Community, and the judgements that the author offers from time to time are invariably sound and sensible.' - Government and Opposition
'Nugent manages throughout to convey the complexity of the EC system without confusing the reader. In short, it is an excellent book with which it is difficult to find fault.' - West European Politics
'...this is by far the best teaching text on the European Community that I have come across.' - Journal of Common Market Studies
'Thanks to its comprehensive structure, accurate and systematic approach to untangling the complexities of integration processes and structures, and insightful evaluvation of policy outcomes. It remains an invaluable reference for students, scholars and practitioners alike.' - Boyka Stefanova, Perspectives on Poltical Science Journal
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